The Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens has joined forces with Italian Michelin-starred chef Luca Piscazzi, with the aim to offer its guests unique gastronomy experiences on the Athenian Riviera.
The young chef “will bring his impressive talent and appetite for experimentation to Four Seasons Athens this summer,” the hotel said. “His presence will offer a whole new level of creativity, and promises to definitively transform fine-dining in Greece.”
Piscazzi began his career in an Italian establishment in London, and worked his way up to essential positions in some of the world’s most impressive restaurants. He worked in three-star establishments in Rome, Hong Kong and at the Four Seasons’ Mio in Beijing, while he became the right hand of Michelin-starred chef Anne-Sophie Pic.
Assisting his Italian nonna in folding delicate pockets of cannelloni as a child is what forged his lifelong passion for cooking. His family’s distant Greek roots prompted him to make the move from London’s acclaimed two-starred La Dame de Pic to Athens.
“Greece will feel like a ‘home away from home’ for me. The Mediterranean climate, the fresh ingredients, the sea and its offerings. All this makes it a very interesting place for me to run a restaurant,” he said.
First on Luca’s list at the Four Seasons is Italian trattoria Mercato, where he hopes to “create dishes inspired by his Mediterranean roots and memories”.